The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as downtown ArtWalk brings together art lovers and community friends to ever-evolving downtown Elkhart. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown Elkhart celebrates the arts and artists who enhance our community.
December ArtWalk Wednesday - December 11
ART AS GIFTS
This year, consider buying artwork from one of the 17 local artists displaying and selling their work, as a holiday gift. Unique gifts of pottery, turned wood bowls, handcrafted jewelry, a custom portrait of your family -- so many wonderful choices on Dec. 11.
From elegant to rustic, from abstract to photo-realism, this ArtWalk promises more variety than ever!
CHARITABLE GIFTS: On the Platform
Toys for Tots will host a "Giving Station" at the New York Central RR Museum, 721 S. Main St. Church Community Services will also have a food pantry collection "station" at the Railroad Museum. Soup of Success'
popular "Mittens on a Mission" project will be offering their beautiful wool mittens. Mitten sales help to fund women's entrepreneur programs at CCS.
PARK & START
BEGIN your ArtWalk stroll by parking at the *NY Central Railroad Museum *and get your "Chocolate Fix" in the 1920's dining car (courtesy of Tavernier's Chocolate Co.). Hot cocoa, coffee and cider will be served in the sleek restored "diner" car.
KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITIES: include ornament making and decorating amid the fascinating, huge model train exhibit. The Museum is a great family setting to start out the ArtWalk.
FILM LOOP: The beloved holiday story "THE POLAR EXPRESS" will screen at the Railroad Museum, beginning at 6 PM.
WIN: Register to win 4 roundtrip tickets on Amtrak from Elkhart to Chicago for a great family day or weekend trip.
Up Main Street to Faces of Art, Flower of Life Center and Matzke's - each with dazzling art displays. The Chamber of Commerce will host Jim Showman's intriguing, eclectic "robot" sculptures.
GRAND OPENING: The Black Crow on Main
The former Garber's Decorating store at 224 S. Main is being transformed to be a high-quality post-market home décor market. This store will also serve as ArtWalk Headquarters, where attendees can cast their ballots for their FAVORITE ARTISTS.
Visit our Elkhart ArtWalk Facebook page for updates!